Em Rose is an MFA student at CUNY – City College. She holds a B.A. from Columbia, where her poems appeared in student publications Surgam, Quarto, Proxy, and Fawlt Mag. She was a Fulbright Fellow in Venezuela, researching maroon history. She previously worked as a housing organizer in Harlem and at GOLES on the Lower East Side, where she still works as a grant writer. She's received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Translators' Conference and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. "The Chemist's Wife" is her first published story.